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DNR to Answer Your Iowa Tree, Emerald Ash Borer Questions Live on Facebook March 18
Posted: 03/11/2014

Iowans with questions about spring tree planting, Iowa’s forest health or the spread of the emerald ash borer can have their questions answered during a live question and answer session March 18 on the DNR’s Facebook page.

DNR forest health program leader Tivon Feeley will answer questions live from noon to 2:30 p.m. and will be joined by Robin Pruisner, state entomologist with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. To ask a question, post it as a comment on the “Live Q&A” post that the DNR will post at noon that day. You can also post questions ahead of time on the DNR’s Facebook Timeline at Questions received after 2:30 will be answered, but at a later time.

To make sure you see the Facebook live Q&A when it is posted, make sure you “like” the DNR’s page on Facebook. Go to and click on “like” and make sure “get notifications” and “show in news feed” are selected.

Commenters should also view the DNR’s Facebook posting policy ahead of time at


For more information contact Jessie Brown, DNR, at 515-281-5131 or